Stakeholder Thinking in Sustainability Management: The Case of Novozymes

Esben Rahbek Gjerdrum Pedersen, Morten Hove Henriksen, Claus Frier, Jeanette Søby, Vernon Jennings

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    Abstract

    Purpose – The objective of the paper is to describe and discuss how the biotech company Novozymes integrates stakeholder thinking into everyday sustainability practices.
    Design/methodology/approach – The paper is based on first-hand experiences as well as secondary information from Novozymes' stakeholder-oriented sustainability activities.
    Findings – The paper illustrates how a company is striving to transform the general stakeholder principles into concrete, manageable actions. Moreover, the paper describes some of the needs, challenges, and paradoxes experienced by an organisation that is trying to make sense of stakeholder thinking.
    Originality/value – The contribution of this paper is to provide a detailed analysis of how various stakeholder relations management methods can be used in practice to integrate sustainability in an organisation.
    Purpose – The objective of the paper is to describe and discuss how the biotech company Novozymes integrates stakeholder thinking into everyday sustainability practices.
    Design/methodology/approach – The paper is based on first-hand experiences as well as secondary information from Novozymes' stakeholder-oriented sustainability activities.
    Findings – The paper illustrates how a company is striving to transform the general stakeholder principles into concrete, manageable actions. Moreover, the paper describes some of the needs, challenges, and paradoxes experienced by an organisation that is trying to make sense of stakeholder thinking.
    Originality/value – The contribution of this paper is to provide a detailed analysis of how various stakeholder relations management methods can be used in practice to integrate sustainability in an organisation.
    LanguageEnglish
    JournalSocial Responsibility Journal
    Volume9
    Issue number4
    Pages500-515
    ISSN1747-1117
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2013

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    Gjerdrum Pedersen, Esben Rahbek ; Hove Henriksen, Morten ; Frier, Claus ; Søby, Jeanette ; Jennings, Vernon. / Stakeholder Thinking in Sustainability Management : The Case of Novozymes. In: Social Responsibility Journal. 2013 ; Vol. 9, No. 4. pp. 500-515
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    Gjerdrum Pedersen, ER, Hove Henriksen, M, Frier, C, Søby, J & Jennings, V 2013, 'Stakeholder Thinking in Sustainability Management: The Case of Novozymes' Social Responsibility Journal, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 500-515. DOI: 10.1108/SRJ-08-2012-0101

    Stakeholder Thinking in Sustainability Management : The Case of Novozymes. / Gjerdrum Pedersen, Esben Rahbek; Hove Henriksen, Morten; Frier, Claus; Søby, Jeanette ; Jennings, Vernon.

    In: Social Responsibility Journal, Vol. 9, No. 4, 2013, p. 500-515.

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